help with Indian accents speaking English

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Fri Apr 27 18:17:25 UTC 2007

(Crossposted to Vyakaran and Indology)

Can anyone make any suggestions about something that might help a high school student write dramatic dialogue representing "an Indian accent," something that would be intelligible to someone at that level or at least his teacher.  I presume the querent also meant to include grammar and vocabulary as well as intonation.



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